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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2016, 12:41
Replies: 74
Views: 15,004
Posted By vjm
Re: Small Budget-Small Boat Liveaboard

I had not thought about it as a U.S. thing but I think you might be right. My sample size is too small but my feeling is that people who are not from the U.S. are less likely to display any small...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2016, 11:19
Replies: 74
Views: 15,004
Posted By vjm
Re: Small Budget-Small Boat Liveaboard

I just bought my first boat, a Bristol 24. The plan is to learn to sail better than I currently do, and learn to maintain her, and then transition to living aboard. It's plenty big enough for me. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2016, 14:21
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By vjm
Re: Looking to buy our first boat and have a couple questions

Nope. "AS IS" is an utterly meaningless boilerplate phrase. It does not give any party to the transaction any additional or lessened rights and obligations.

When you have an accepted contract...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2016, 17:49
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By vjm
Re: Looking to buy our first boat and have a couple questions

And I forgot...Congratulations! This is a really fun/scary part. Enjoy it!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2016, 17:03
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By vjm
Re: Looking to buy our first boat and have a couple questions

If you make an offer and the seller accepts but modifies the terms then that is a counteroffer, not an acceptance. I would assume the seller just used poor terminology and means that he/she accepts...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2016, 16:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By vjm
Re: Looking to buy our first boat and have a couple questions

Get the offer and acceptance in writing immediately. A string of emails will do, verbal does not cut it. Get your own survey. Chainplate repair can range from a pain in the butt to "boat is trash" if...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-07-2016, 14:09
Replies: 54
Views: 13,505
Posted By vjm
Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Is each section about 4.5" long? I have a 25' boat and finding a tender is really hard.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-07-2016, 17:21
Replies: 54
Views: 13,505
Posted By vjm
Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Love it! I join the chorus wanting all the details.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-07-2016, 14:30
Replies: 127
Views: 16,873
Posted By vjm
Re: I call BullS$!T on that.

It's an escapist fantasy for a lot of people. They aren't doing it because they don't actually want to. They enjoy thinking and talking and dreaming about it though.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-07-2016, 07:00
Replies: 53
Views: 23,863
Posted By vjm
Re: Anyone seen the movie Abandoned on Netflix?

The book was quite good. Will hunt up the movie.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2016, 08:42
Replies: 149
Views: 13,948
Posted By vjm
Re: New, have $10K, family, and baby want to live aboard...

I don't think most people would have dissuaded the Pardey's if they had posted here with a full account of their process and plans. They definitely would have been brought to task by the folks who...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2016, 05:14
Replies: 149
Views: 13,948
Posted By vjm
Re: New, have $10K, family, and baby want to live aboard...

But that's the problem. Larry was an excellent and experienced sailor and master boat builder. I think that is a totally different scenario than "I have never been on a boat and want to know what...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-07-2016, 06:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By vjm
Re: Why is it so?

Being offshore and in trouble can mean that the boat can't be saved as easily. The closer you are to shore the higher chance the boat can towed in or stabilized so that damage doesn't continue. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-07-2016, 17:02
Replies: 60
Views: 4,032
Posted By vjm
Re: New to Sailing, any info will be helpful

Those are new prices. You can get masts and sails used. Electronics are sort of pointless to buy when they are very outdated, but you lose at lot of depreciation on them when you buy new. You really...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2016, 13:54
Replies: 55
Views: 6,771
Posted By vjm
Re: Bilge Pumps Versus Holes In The Hull

Nigel Calder has a whole table on the issue, with the gallons per minute based on different hole diameters. It's incredible how quickly water comes in, and what a low percentage of their rating pumps...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-07-2016, 11:29
Replies: 25
Views: 4,940
Posted By vjm
Re: Opinions on cheap coastal/ Caribbean cruiser that can be single handed and lived

If you want cheap maintenance (a relative term) and teh ability to anchor out or be on a mooring, scratch AC.

I believe there is a thread on boats with more headroom if you search "headroom."
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-07-2016, 11:22
Replies: 60
Views: 4,032
Posted By vjm
Re: New to Sailing, any info will be helpful

If racing doesn't appeal, it is also possible to buy a small boat you can use for daysailing and short weekends (Cal 22, Montgomery 17, etc.). I just bought a 25' boat with an inboard diesel for...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-07-2016, 16:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By vjm
Re: Absentee Survey

I did. I actually did not see my boat at all until it showed up on the truck. My surveyor did a good job, missed one thing which was less than I expected (they just can't get everything), and I am...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-07-2016, 04:29
Replies: 27
Views: 6,124
Posted By vjm
Re: Insurance for an old boat

Try Geico. They insured my 1977 boat for liability only in about 5 minutes.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-07-2016, 10:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,959
Posted By vjm
Re: Saving for retirement, advice for first boat!

Don't worry about anything right now except saving, taking lessons, and sailing on as many different boats as you can. The things you think you like and know at this point will change, maybe by a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2016, 14:55
Replies: 55
Views: 5,080
Posted By vjm
Re: Help finding the right cruising boat

Wharrams of all sizes have been all over the world, in all weathers. I would start with the Wharram site and I seem to remember there is a Wharram forum. I am 100% sure someone on there could be...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2016, 12:36
Replies: 55
Views: 5,080
Posted By vjm
Re: Help finding the right cruising boat

This is a great suggestion. Given what the OP has said about his family's self reliance, the budget, the need for many berths, younger kids on board, and his own skills, a well done home build multi...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2016, 03:26
Replies: 55
Views: 5,080
Posted By vjm
Re: Help finding the right cruising boat

I think you want something like a Tartan TOCK, but they are more expensive than what you would like to spend. Honestly, any large boat (which is what you need with that many people onboard) for 25k...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-07-2016, 17:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,724
Posted By vjm
Re: Guitar on Board

My understanding is that the instrument cases frequently (even for "decent" nonprofessional instruments) contain humidifiers and hygrometers.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-07-2016, 17:36
Replies: 40
Views: 6,177
Posted By vjm
Re: How to learn to maintain a sailboat without going broke?

Don Casey's "This Old Boat" and Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Electrical and Mechanical Manual", a download of the maintenance manual and parts list for your engine, and the internet will take care of...
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